Author: Joanna O'Sullivan

  1. Replaced burpees with beer? Don’t let your love for beer sabotage your diet.

    Replaced burpees with beer? Don’t let your love for beer sabotage your diet.

    Uh oh, have you been swapping barbells for bars recently and indulging in a few too many schooners?  This certainly isn’t going to help your health kick, but is there a way to mitigate the damage?

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  2. How to maximise your results on a food Cleanse

    How to maximise your results on a food Cleanse

    Cleanses are an excellent way to kick-start your weight loss or healthy eating program.  But not everyone who embarks on a Cleanse is clear about why they are doing it, what results to expect and how to make the very most of it.  That’s why we’ve created this article to provide all the necessary info and tips for before, during and after your Cleanse.

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  3. The Dad Bod: How to get rid of a beer belly

    The Dad Bod: How to get rid of a beer belly

    Did you look in the mirror this morning and a dad bod looked back? 

    Perhaps you’re wondering how this crept up on you… perhaps you’re not even a dad!

     

    As for how it happened, it may have involved;

    • - Friday night beers with mates turned into Monday through Sunday beers;
    • - A few too many burgers with chips, kebabs or pizza;
    • - Breaking off a Kit Kat (or three) for afternoon tea;
    • - Skipping the gym again in favour of working late or sleeping off that hangover from above-mentioned beers;

    Or simply too busy, or can’t be bothered to shop or cook (that’s if you knew how to cook, in the first place).

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  4. Rain cancelled your run? Rainy day stay-at-home workouts

    Rain cancelled your run? Rainy day stay-at-home workouts

    Do you love combining fitness and the great outdoors?  Perhaps you enjoy running around your local neighbourhood streets, a coastal track with water views, or outdoor boot camp?  These are all great ways to feel alive and get the blood pumping.  But does the first sign of rain send you cowering indoors, and achieving more in snacks than in steps?  Well, not anymore.  Here are some great at home workouts that will save you from slothing when the weather turns bad.

    But before we get to that…if it’s just a little rain then LIVE A LITTLE and go running in the rain!

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  5. Bedtime Blues? Tips on How to Sleep Better and Beat Insomnia

    How to sleep better

    It’s vital to human health to get a calm and restful sleep and enough of it.  Our body’s repair and rejuvenation depends on it. Scientific studies have shown that good sleep can help you be a healthier person, one who eats less and exercises more effectively.  A restful slumber can also boost your mood and your overall ability to function.  The outcomes are not to be underestimated!

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  6. Are you a reducetarian or should you be?

    Are you a reducetarian or should you be?

    Before you can answer that question, let us explain what a reducetarian is.  Firstly, if you’re thinking to yourself not another diet to get my head around, then think again.  This is not a diet, more a philosophy about food, sustainability and positive change.

    The term reducetarian was coined several years ago and describes a growing movement of individuals who actively reduce the amount of meat and animal products in their diets.  The concept appeals to many people, as it’s inclusive and attainable.  It’s not just for vegans and vegetarians.  It’s also for those who may not want to completely eliminate meat and animal products but still want to make a change.

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  7. The New Fast 800 Calorie Diet from Michael Mosley

    Dr. Michael Mosley on the New Fast 800 Calorie Diet Plan

    Health guru, Dr Michael Mosley, who brought us the 5.2 diet is back in the headlines thanks to his new rapid weight loss diet and accompanying book, The Fast 800: How to combine rapid weight loss and intermittent fasting for long-term health.  If you have a lot of weight to lose or are keen for a quicker approach, this method may be for you so read on for all the details.

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  8. Recipe: Healthy Anzac Biscuits

    Recipe: Healthy Anzac Biscuits

    These yummy cookies will satisfy your Anzac cravings and leave you feeling gratified and better yet, guilt-free!

    Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) which was established in World War I.  The biscuits were initially known as ‘soldier biscuits’ and were sold at fetes and public events to raise money to support the war effort. Later they were included in parcels that loved ones and charities sent to the troops, as the biscuits tended to last well.

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  9. Supermarket Swindles: How to read food labels & make healthier choices

    Supermarket Swindles: How to read food labels & make healthier choices

    If you’re trying to stick to a diet or healthy eating plan, you need to know what you’re actually eating and sometimes the supermarket labels can be deceiving.  You need to be able to navigate the sometimes wildly exaggerated health claims of product labels to know if a product is truly healthy or is it just a marketing hype. So if you’re searching ‘how to read food labels’, now is the perfect time to learn your way around a food label and it’s easy with our guidance.

    Lucky for us, food labelling in Australia is governed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) which means we have a consistent set of information that must be contained on every label.  So really, those healthy choices are right in front of you, you just need to be able to make sense of it all.  And that’s where we come in.

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  10. Ketogenic Breakfast Ideas

    Ketogenic Breakfast Ideas

     

    For most keto dieters, eggs are the go-to breakfast staple – scrambled, fried, poached, boiled or as an omelette – anyhow you like them is fine.  You can also freely eat your fill of bacon, avocado, cold cuts, olives, nuts, smoked salmon and cheese as well as adding any healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, butter, mayonnaise and coconut cream.  Keto friendly vegetables include leafy greens, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and eggplant to name a few.

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